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Old 08-12-2010, 11:57 AM   #16351
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Press the blue button(s) that the clip uncovers when you move it, and work it till she comes loose.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:05 PM   #16352
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I should've known that!!!.......the Silverton/Telluride/Ouray "Alpine Loop" is a blast.....
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:23 PM   #16353
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Press the blue button(s) that the clip uncovers when you move it, and work it till she comes loose.
Thanks- Tough little bugger but I eventually got it.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:42 PM   #16354
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Just got mine too
I bought my 2008 WRX about a week ago, so I just ordered a pump and some other stuff from ServiceHonda yesterday.

Jen emailed me today saying that the pump O-ring gasket is on backorder but that was the only backorder item she mentioned. So it's possible I missed the pump backorder..?

We'll see. Nice people there regardless.

My X has 2500 miles, a few farkles and I bagged it for 2900 clams. Took a ride from Colorado to Abilene and picked it up... avatar photo shows the unlikely rig I used to haul it home.

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Old 08-12-2010, 02:52 PM   #16355
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Well, when I talked to the guy on the phone he said their supplier was out of stock and everything ships directly from there. Since we know that there have been at least a couple shipped in the last few days, that tells me the warehouse got their shipment in and they should be available now. I really doubt the warehouse only ordered enough to cover what had already been sold. I'll bet they have a few extras.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #16356
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Well, when I talked to the guy on the phone he said their supplier was out of stock and everything ships directly from there. Since we know that there have been at least a couple shipped in the last few days, that tells me the warehouse got their shipment in and they should be available now. I really doubt the warehouse only ordered enough to cover what had already been sold. I'll bet they have a few extras.
Hey, Krabill.

Not surprisingly, I'm hopin' yer right! Thanks for input; sounds logical to me.

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:02 PM   #16357
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More fuel pump stuff

Ok so I got home, and started the bike up ran it around for about 20 mins., while whipping it pretty hard. It performed perfectly.

It is about 15 degrees cooloer today than it was yesterday when it stalled twice.

So um what now?

Screw it, I am gonna ride it to work and chance it I am leaving out at 4 tomorrow. Maybe I will get lucky, or if not I guess I will call the cavalry with a truck.

Wish me luck
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #16358
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ADV Bike discussion - Big vs. Small

I still catch a lot of shit from some buddies who are hard core "Big" bike guys.......they think I'm insane because I ride the little WR250R girl bike almost exclusively now .......one of my friend's posted up a question for me today on our local site......thought you might enjoy it....

http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...n-big-v-small/
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #16359
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I still catch a lot of shit from some buddies who are hard core "Big" bike guys.......they think I'm insane because I ride the little WR250R girl bike almost exclusively now .......one of my friend's posted up a question for me today on our local site......thought you might enjoy it....

http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...n-big-v-small/
show em this vid
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here's the "share" link if that forum won't let you embed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJahtDZ9l9w
that's a ktm 520 a husqy te510 and an older yz250 i blow by
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #16360
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I still catch a lot of shit from some buddies who are hard core "Big" bike guys.......they think I'm insane because I ride the little WR250R girl bike almost exclusively now .......one of my friend's posted up a question for me today on our local site......thought you might enjoy it....

http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...n-big-v-small/

Good answers! I also like the pic you put at the end.. i see your head on the side, & the bike upside down in the rocks.. where is the rest of you? Taking the picture?

+1 on riding the little bike hard, rather than a big bike easy. I think the lower power availability also makes it easier to handle.. the back tire won't spin out as easily. Like you said, it's a very good balance of weight.. enough to be stable it on the highway, yet light enough to manage in technical stuff.

..your buddy who could only go 60 should have down shifted.. that's why they put 6 gears in it. On a ride back from moab earlier this year i was heading into a very stiff headwind.. i could not accelerate in 6th to go over 60, but if i down shifted, i could run it up to 70 easily.. not over revving, either.

Good rides & posts, Chris.. always fun reading.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:16 PM   #16361
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....your buddy who could only go 60 should have down shifted.. that's why they put 6 gears in it.

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Scotty,

I WAS in 5th! It was a STEEP hill! And at 8000 ft! And the bike was having to carry my fat ass and all my gear!

At dinner Chris said I should have downshifted to 4th and revved the hell out of it. While that might have been fun, I didn't really want to do that!

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Old 08-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #16362
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I still catch a lot of shit from some buddies who are hard core "Big" bike guys.......they think I'm insane because I ride the little WR250R girl bike almost exclusively now .......one of my friend's posted up a question for me today on our local site......thought you might enjoy it....

http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...n-big-v-small/
hahha.. nice! thx for represent'n Crawdaddy!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #16363
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Last week end a friend thar was before me on the gravel roads said that it sounded like a 2 cycles motorcyle.

All the other motorcycles were 650cc and more and I was in the pace with them. My WR is an X and I didn't put my R wheels on it. that didn't keep me from setting the pace.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:37 PM   #16364
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Scotty,

I WAS in 5th! It was a STEEP hill! And the bike was having to carry my fat ass and all my gear!

At dinner Chris said I should have downshifted to 4th and revved the hell out of it. While that might have been fun, I didn't really want to do that!
Well, nothing wrong with going 60 up a steep hill.. most of the time the speed limits are about that, anyway. I think your big bike buddies were just being critical, since there's so little they can find fault with your bike.

I've had some pretty steep hills where i had it revved out in 5th & it was struggling to keep going. Of course i wasn't loaded down. The weight definitely makes a difference.

Still, the times that happens are rare, & the rest of the time the power of the wr is sufficient.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #16365
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Well, nothing wrong with going 60 up a steep hill.. most of the time the speed limits are about that, anyway. I think your big bike buddies were just being critical, since there's so little they can find fault with your bike.

I've had some pretty steep hills where i had it revved out in 5th & it was struggling to keep going. Of course i wasn't loaded down. The weight definitely makes a difference.

Still, the times that happens are rare, & the rest of the time the power of the wr is sufficient.
I find that tucking down like some crazed flat-tracker, with my elbow on my knee, hand across the tank is good for about +4 mph. I'm pretty sure people are laughing at me as they go by, but they have to exceed the speed limit by a fare bit to pass. Mind you, I can't hold that position for too long, but a few minutes is tolerable. If I tilt my head just so, I can get a little lift off my visor and relieve a couple of pounds I would otherwise have to hold up. Aerodynamics is a wonderful thing, just not so much on this bike.

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